Arts Thread

Image credits: 1. White Noise / 2. Motswakwa [Foreigner] / 3. Wise Decision /

ARTS THREAD looks back at LCC London College of Communication UAL MA Film showcase as part of the Postgraduate Shows 2018: Show 2, that took place last December.


WHITE NOISE TEASER from mittywen on Vimeo.



‘9th July 2016, National Gallery. A man triggers a mysterious weapon. Everybody inside the museum dies instantly. The man walks away without leaving any trace, throwing the city into chaos. On the same night, a hitman’s phone chimes. On the screen, a name, a picture and a task: kill the man and retrieve the weapon. A long forgotten name brings a dead man back to life, into a world he doesn’t belong to anymore, where all ideologies are outdated. A secret buried for more than 30 years comes back: the world is now in jeopardy. The line once dividing heroes and villains is now blurred by a sea of noise, but everything will set into a peaceful silence.’

White Noise
Director/Scriptwriter: Biagio Cilia
Producer: Mitty Wan-ying Wen
Associate Producer/Co-writer: Lorenzo Melini
Director of Photography: Olivia Angelique
Associate Director of Photography: Vita Larvo
Editor/Sound designer: Jay Kevin Composta
First Assistant Director: Riccardo Melis
Production Designer: Erin.C.Guan



Motswakwa [Foreigner]

A young girl, Ommeh, and her father, Joseph, discover their application for asylum in the UK is rejected. Knowing that a return to their war-torn homeland will result in certain death, their salacious caseworker, Louie, offers to push through their claim in exchange for a financial bribe.
With little time and few options available to them, Ommeh discovers her father seeking help from a local dealer who agrees to lend them the money if Joseph works for him. However, guided by his moral compass and weakened by bureaucracy, her father refuses the offer.
Recognizing her father’s dilemma, Ommeh contacts Louie who now offers to have sex with her in exchange for a successful application. On the verge of certain removal, a desperate and distressed Ommeh must make a decision that will come to shape the rest of her life.

Motswakwa [Foreigner]
Director/Scriptwriter: Moreetsi Gabang
Producer: Rita Noronha Santos
Director of Photography: Nolan Meng-jun Yang
Editor: Iris Qiu-si Zhang
First Assistant Director: Gracie Mills
Production Designer: Shirley Shu-lei Zhou
Sound Designer: Jay Kevin Composta/Rob Griffin
Composer: Jo Paterson




In the near future, an A.I. device called Wise Decision is launched for a trial run. The smart device helps people make all kinds of decision based on data analysis connected to the user’s life.
Emma, a young aspiring actress, strives for the leading role in the play Electra while finding herself caught in the dilemma between taking care of her ill mother and pursuing her own dream. With the help of Wise Decision, her performance improves significantly and brings her one step closer to her dream, but her humanity is put to the test… At the opening night, her mom goes missing because of her Alzheimer's disease, and Emma is ultimately faced with the “wise decision”.

Wise Decision
Director/Scriptwriter: Amber Chu-xiang Xiao
Producer/Story by: Jenny Xuan-jia Zhao

Director of Photography: Andy I-Chang Wang

Editor: Maggie Chu-tong Luan/Amber Chu-xiang Xiao
Co-Editor: Sai-Chung Wong

Production Designer: Shirley Shu-lei Zhou
First Assistant Director: Moreetsi Gabang

Sound Designer: Freja Chong Zhou

Composer: Raymond Lai



After being attacked in a homophobic hate crime, Ben, an up and coming costume designer, transforms into: JOAN! The first drag queen super-heroine who speaks only in Joan Crawford quotes to fight prejudice and homophobia around the world.

Call Me JOAN!
Director/Scriptwriter: Adam Kalderon
Producer: Julia Florek
Co-Producer: Jakob Hassan
Director of Photography: Ali Farahani
Editor: Serein Xiao-yu Chen
First Assistant Director: Lorenzo Melini
Art Director: Biagio Cilia
Sound Designer: Filip Sowa
Composer: Amotz Plessner

Learn more from the LCC MA Film Facebook page and the LCC website.

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Image credits: 1. White Noise / 2. Motswakwa [Foreigner] / 3. Wise Decision /

ARTS THREAD looks back at LCC London College of Communication UAL MA Film showcase as part of the Postgraduate Shows 2018: Show 2, that took place last December.


WHITE NOISE TEASER from mittywen on Vimeo.



‘9th July 2016, National Gallery. A man triggers a mysterious weapon. Everybody inside the museum dies instantly. The man walks away without leaving any trace, throwing the city into chaos. On the same night, a hitman’s phone chimes. On the screen, a name, a picture and a task: kill the man and retrieve the weapon. A long forgotten name brings a dead man back to life, into a world he doesn’t belong to anymore, where all ideologies are outdated. A secret buried for more than 30 years comes back: the world is now in jeopardy. The line once dividing heroes and villains is now blurred by a sea of noise, but everything will set into a peaceful silence.’

White Noise
Director/Scriptwriter: Biagio Cilia
Producer: Mitty Wan-ying Wen
Associate Producer/Co-writer: Lorenzo Melini
Director of Photography: Olivia Angelique
Associate Director of Photography: Vita Larvo
Editor/Sound designer: Jay Kevin Composta
First Assistant Director: Riccardo Melis
Production Designer: Erin.C.Guan



Motswakwa [Foreigner]

A young girl, Ommeh, and her father, Joseph, discover their application for asylum in the UK is rejected. Knowing that a return to their war-torn homeland will result in certain death, their salacious caseworker, Louie, offers to push through their claim in exchange for a financial bribe.
With little time and few options available to them, Ommeh discovers her father seeking help from a local dealer who agrees to lend them the money if Joseph works for him. However, guided by his moral compass and weakened by bureaucracy, her father refuses the offer.
Recognizing her father’s dilemma, Ommeh contacts Louie who now offers to have sex with her in exchange for a successful application. On the verge of certain removal, a desperate and distressed Ommeh must make a decision that will come to shape the rest of her life.

Motswakwa [Foreigner]
Director/Scriptwriter: Moreetsi Gabang
Producer: Rita Noronha Santos
Director of Photography: Nolan Meng-jun Yang
Editor: Iris Qiu-si Zhang
First Assistant Director: Gracie Mills
Production Designer: Shirley Shu-lei Zhou
Sound Designer: Jay Kevin Composta/Rob Griffin
Composer: Jo Paterson




In the near future, an A.I. device called Wise Decision is launched for a trial run. The smart device helps people make all kinds of decision based on data analysis connected to the user’s life.
Emma, a young aspiring actress, strives for the leading role in the play Electra while finding herself caught in the dilemma between taking care of her ill mother and pursuing her own dream. With the help of Wise Decision, her performance improves significantly and brings her one step closer to her dream, but her humanity is put to the test… At the opening night, her mom goes missing because of her Alzheimer's disease, and Emma is ultimately faced with the “wise decision”.

Wise Decision
Director/Scriptwriter: Amber Chu-xiang Xiao
Producer/Story by: Jenny Xuan-jia Zhao

Director of Photography: Andy I-Chang Wang

Editor: Maggie Chu-tong Luan/Amber Chu-xiang Xiao
Co-Editor: Sai-Chung Wong

Production Designer: Shirley Shu-lei Zhou
First Assistant Director: Moreetsi Gabang

Sound Designer: Freja Chong Zhou

Composer: Raymond Lai



After being attacked in a homophobic hate crime, Ben, an up and coming costume designer, transforms into: JOAN! The first drag queen super-heroine who speaks only in Joan Crawford quotes to fight prejudice and homophobia around the world.

Call Me JOAN!
Director/Scriptwriter: Adam Kalderon
Producer: Julia Florek
Co-Producer: Jakob Hassan
Director of Photography: Ali Farahani
Editor: Serein Xiao-yu Chen
First Assistant Director: Lorenzo Melini
Art Director: Biagio Cilia
Sound Designer: Filip Sowa
Composer: Amotz Plessner

Learn more from the LCC MA Film Facebook page and the LCC website.

ARTS THREAD Newsletter

Of
Interest